Saturday, 22 July 2017

Congratulations!

Today I am sharing a card I made, for a good friend and neighbour.
After three years of home studying, he was given the news on Wednesday
that he had passed his Open University degree with an Upper Second Honours.
Such fabulous news, and so well deserved.


I came across the idea for the card on Pinterest.

The products I have used are:-
Darice Embossing Folder - Stripe
Docrafts Xcut Nesting Dies - Star
Presscut die - Congratulations


Challenges entered:-
Double D Challenges - Black and White with a Pop of Colour
Watercooler Wednesday - Masculine
Happy Little Stamper - Anything Goes with Dies
Crafty Creations - Anything Goes
Lemon Shortbread - Anything Goes
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiments Designs - Clean and simple or Fussy and Fancy

Thanks for stopping by.
Janice x

Thursday, 20 July 2017

My card is in 'Quick Cards Made Easy' magazine...


Today, I'm sharing a card I made for the 'Quick Cards Made Easy' magazine.
In April, I was successful in applying to be part of their Reader Design Team,
which was to take part in a sketch challenge for their August issue.

Here is the card I made...


with their sketch ...
and here's the magazine and the article...



The products I have used are:-
Hobby House Topper - Life's a Beach
Sentiment Stamp - Papermania (Jesse Edwards)
Woodware Punch - Large Daisy
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder - Polka Dots
Home made Card Candi

Challenges entered:-
The Paper Shelter - Holiday Time
Cards and More - Holidays and Summer Time
Cuttlebug Mania - Sea You
Everybody-Art Challenge - Summer/Tropic
Fairytale Challenge - At the Coast
Stinkin' Inkers Challenge - Summer Heat
2 Sisters on the Blog - On the Beach
Card Mania - Summer Fun
Craftaholics R Us - Beach

Thanks for stopping by.
Janice x

Tuesday, 18 July 2017

A 'Just For You' Card

I have seen lots of cards recently, using the inked embossing folder technique.
It's been a long time since I tried this, so I thought I'd give it another go.


The products I have used are:-
Crafter's Companion Die'Sire Embossing Folder - Floral Frenzy
Spellbinders Shapeabilities - Charmed, I'm Sure
Tonic Punch - Small Daisy
Big and Juicy Rainbow Ink Pad - Hydrangea

Challenges entered:-
The Flower Challenge - 'Embossing Heat/Dry'
Pause, Dream, Enjoy - Emboss It (Wet or Dry)
Really Reasonable Ribbon - Anything Goes with Ribbon
Brown Sugar - Colour Inspiration
Dare 2B Artzy - Bright Colours

Thanks for stopping by.
Janice x



Saturday, 15 July 2017

'A Bit More Time to Craft' Challenge #48 - Anything Goes

Today, I am sharing my Design Team card made for the
'A Bit More Time to Craft Challenge Blog' where the theme is always 'Anything Goes',
which I made for one of my crafty friends.


The challenges are held on the 1st and 15th of the month where the lucky 3/5 winners can
win their choice of 3 digi paper sets from the very talented Lozzy.
There are lots of fabulous sets to choose from which can be found HERE
and they print beautifully.

You can find all the challenge details HERE on the blog, where you can also
see the rest of the design team's lovely makes.
Why not enter the challenge yourself to be in with a chance of winning.

For my card, I used the July challenge sketch over at
 Clair and Sharni Get Crafty! Facebook group which I am also entering.

The products I have used are:-
Lozzy's Cream Tea Digi Papers
Lawn Fawn - Stitched Scalloped Borders
Sentiment Stamp - Free gift with magazine
Promarkers

Challenges entered:-
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes/Optional Twist - Monochrome
Mod Squad Challenge - Make the sentiment the main focal point
Watercooler Wednesdays - All About Birthdays
City Crafter Challenge - Two Colours Only
4 Crafty Chicks - Summer Celebrations
Craft Rocket Challenges - Anything Goes
Little Miss Muffet Challenges - Anything Goes
As You Like It Challenge - Do You Prefer Pearls or Gems
(I like both, depends what type of card I am making!)

Thanks for stopping by.
Janice x

Friday, 14 July 2017

Christmas in July....again!

Today, I have another Christmas card to share with you for 'Christmas in July'
....that makes four now ready in my box!


The products I have used are:-
Spellbinders Nestabilities - Circles and Scalloped Circles
Spellbinders Shapeabilities - Charmed, I'm Sure
Creative Expressions Wood Mounted Stamp - HH137F
Promarkers


Challenges entered:-
Creative Moments - Anything Goes/Optional Twist - Christmas in July
ABC Christmas Challenge - O is for Old (Old stamp)
Aud Sentiments - Christmas in July + A Sentiment
Die Cut Divas - Christmas in July
Happy Little Stampers - Anything Goes/Optional Twist - Die Cuts
Fab 'n' Funky Challenges - Shaped Cards
Dragonfly Journeys - Christmas in July
My Time to Craft - Christmas in July
Creative Craft Cottage - Christmas in July
Retarte - Anything Goes or Christmas in July
Deep Ocean Challenges - Christmas in July

Thanks for stopping by.
Janice x

Wednesday, 12 July 2017

Christmas in July

Today, I am sharing another Christmas card made for this year's collection.
Since there are quite a few 'Christmas in July' challenges running this month,
I'm hoping this will get me making a start on mine.


After cutting the mittens in red card, I then glued each one to white card and cut
around the edge. I used 3D foam pads to adhere them to the base card, and used the
snowflakes from the mittens to decorate the corners....no waste on this one!

Products used:-
Winter Mittens - Unbranded eBay die
Crafts-Too Embossing Folder - Snowdrops
Hero Arts Stamp C2856 - Christmas Greetings Message

Challenges entered:-
Pixie's Snippets Playground - Anything Goes
Die Cut Divas - Christmas in July
Happy Little Stampers - Anything Goes/Optional Twist - Die Cuts
Christmas Card Challenge - Anything Goes
Dragonfly Journeys - Christmas in July
My Time to Craft - Christmas in July
Creative Craft Cottage - Christmas in July
Deep Ocean Challenges - Christmas in July

Thanks for stopping by.
Janice x

Sunday, 9 July 2017

A Male Birthday Card

Today I have a masculine birthday card to share with you. I thought
I would have another try at making a stencilled background using distress inks.
I have to say I am quite enjoying this technique. I now need to buy some more stencils!

I die cut two of the Happy Birthday's and glued them together.
I used a large 3D foam pad, (positioned under the star) to adhere to the base card.
A fairly quick and easy card to make.

The products I have used:-
Happy Birthday - unbranded eBay die
Sizzix - Photo Corners #2
Inky Doodles Stencil - No name
Distress Inks

Challenges entered:-
CCEE Stampers - Use a Mask
Retarte - Anything Goes
Crafty Calender - Anything Goes
Hiding in my Craft Room - Super Scraps Saturday
Just us Girls - Blending

Thanks for stopping by.
Janice x